One of the benefits of working in what I like to work in (digital, watercolor) is that I can start something and it can end up in a portfolio later that day. Doesn't quite work the same with oil paints. I have always felt that oil painting is something I should keep for my own work, and not something I would want to work in professionally. Maybe time will change that, but I doubt it.
I'm submitting for Hallmark's workshops tomorrow. From what I've heard, they're changing a lot and heading more in the direction I'd wanted to go anyway (less bunny-esque, more idealike). I think I would be happy working there, so long as they don't ask for anything with pudge and bunnies in the same sentence.